Workshop: Computer Aided Engineering for Space

Computer Aided Engineering, or CAE is an integral part of many product development processes today, especially for the space sector when prototype development and testing can be very expensive. Our partners, MSC Software, who produce a number of products in this field (MSC Nastran, Adams, MSC Apex) will be taking a group of students through the use of their new MSC Apex software package, especially when applied to space projects. Attendees will be taken through all the key capabilities of the software, and no prior experience is required.

Location: Sheffield Students’ Union

Date: 12pm – 5pm, Sunday 13th November

Tickets: £5, purchasable here.

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Arriving by car:

The nearest car park to the Students’ Union is the Q-Park Durham Road Multi-Storey open 24/7. To get from the car park to the Students’ Union walk along Durham Road, then take a left up Glossop Lane and the Students’ Union will be on your right hand side. The walk is only 2 minutes.

Arriving by Train:

When arriving by train exit at Sheffield Train Station. From here a bus or tram can be taken to travel to the Students’ Union.

By tram follow the signs in the station for the tram stop. When at the tram stop take the Blue Line Tram towards Malin Bridge. Travel 6 stops and exit at the stop ‘University of Sheffield’. From there take the crossing on the left hand side and walk along Leavygreave Road. Then take a right up Hounsfield Road. At the end of the road take a left down the stairs and then up the second flight of stairs. Walk along the concourse and then the Students’ Union Building will be on your left. This will take around 15 minutes.

By bus, follow the signs for the main exit of the train station. Once outside the station cross over the road by using the zebra crossing on your right hand side. Walk through the covered walkway till you arrive at Harmer Street. Take a left and walk down Harmer Lane. And the end of Harmer lane take a right along Pond Street. When you arrive at the bus stop take the 120 bus direction Ranmoor. Get off at the stop on Glossop Road. Cross-over the road and take a left walking up Glossop Lane. The Students’ Union will be on your right. The journey will take around 20-25 minutes.

Arriving by Coach:

National Express Coaches arrive at Sheffield Interchange take the 120 bus direction Ranmoor. Route is described in the arriving by train section.

Megabus coaches arrive at Meadowhall Interchange. Take a yellow line tram direction Middlewood. Travel 15 stops and get off at the University of Sheffield stop. From there follow the walking directions as described in the train section. Journey time 25-30 minutes.

Once at the Students’ Union:

Follow signs for the Gallery and the workshop will be taking place in Gallery Room 4. The easiest way to reach it is once entered in the main entrance walk to opposite the box office desk. Then turn left into the activities zone. Take the first door on your left and walk up the stairs. Walk through the door behind you at the top of the stairs and then through the doors directly opposite. Gallery Room 4 will be on your left.
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